Karl “Oye” Iglesias

Karl Iglesias is an aspiring actor, MC, and published author from the south side of Milwaukee, WI. Karl is part of the second cohort of the revolutionary First Wave Hip Hop Theater Ensemble at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, on a full-tuition scholarship for his work. Karl is a two-year BNV Alum (07,08), was the first Wisconsin Grand Slam Champion (08) and was the first artist to be part of the Wisconsin BNV team and the Milwaukee adult team in the same year (08). He was also part of the UW-Madison CUPSI slam team that placed second in the nation in 2009. Karl has performed his work on stages across the nation and has shared the stage with artists such as Rives, Rafael Casal, Dasha Kelly, Beau Sia. As the MC known as Oye, he has shared the stage with Rhymefest, Colin Munroe, and Wale, to name a few. He is featured in the Hip Hop Theater piece Boom Boxed and is currently performing his excerpt of his one-man show entitled If a Tree Falls, which will debut at full length in the spring of 2010. His first book of poetry, as well as his debut EP are both works in progress and are also scheduled to be complete by the summer of 2010.